Andrea Bocelli with his Fiancee “Les Feuilles Mortes’ (Autumn Leaves)”
This is the wonderful song “Old Irish Blessing” by Denes Agay.
A beautiful song that Kate Bush recorded and released as the b-side of the 12” version of “Cloudbusting”. The song is a traditional Irish folk song with new lyrics written by her brother John Carder Bush.
I love autumn but only with sunshine and crisp weather. Lately been looking for autumn songs, not just autumn in the title but also in the atmosphere or lyrics with that melancholic tune or melody, so characteristic for this nice season with truffles, game and dark red wine not to say dark chocolate as well.
“Autumn Leaves” is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”) with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert. Yves Montand (with Irène Joachim) introduced “Les feuilles mortes” in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la Nuit. The film Autumn Leaves (1956) starring Joan Crawford featured the song, as sung by Nat King Cole over the title sequence.